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Study Confirms: Men Stare At Women

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Turk.    268

By Vanessa Blanchard on October 29, 2013.

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A new study confirms the less than elusive phenomena that men stare at women?s breasts in ways that are best described as an ?ogle? or objectifying gaze as a way of evaluating the person before them. What this means is that upon encountering a woman for the first time, men tend to look first at her body and spend less time looking at her face. Specific areas of interest are, of course, the breasts, waist and hips.

What the study confirms is this, men tend to stare at women?s breasts, hips and waist before evaluating them. This was especially true when asked to evaluate their appearances over personality. This type of evaluation is referred to as ?objectifying? in the literature produced by the study and was found to yield patterns of evaluation based on body type.

Using technology that tracked the eye movements of the participants, researchers were able to record where gazes fell in on images presented to participants during the experimental process. The study included 36 men and 29 women from a Midwestern University of respectable size. The participants were presented images of women with varying body types and asked to rate them based on the criteria of personality or appearance.

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The body types were reflective of social ideals to differing degrees. The high ideal body type was a woman with an ?hourglass figure,? meaning she had large breasts and a small waist to hip ratio. Body types then varied all the way to the other extreme, the low ideal figure, which features a woman with small breasts and a bigger hip/waist relation. Men consistently looked to the figure before rating and rated women with the high ideal body type more favorably. They looked to the figure before the face and spent longer on the figure than the face. This was true of those asked to rate based on personality as well. Women with more highly favored body type were still rated higher and this rating was still based disproportionately on their body type than areas such as their face that would hold more indication of personality type.

Men were not the only group to yield this result. The female participants were also recorded as focusing on body type to determine women?s favorability. The effect was less pronounced than men but leads to the discussion that makes the study more meaty than it initially appears.

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Torolol    926

so what the significance of this study? can this be used to optimize stuff commercially ?

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cork1958    1,087

Duh!

 

What normal male doesn't gaze/stare at breasts?

 

Unless they're like the ones on the girl in the pic! :)

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Nick H.    7,987

Shocking. I had no idea that I do this... :whistle:

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0nyX    259

Groundbreaking "study".

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Beittil    369

I didn't really need a study to tell me I look at boobies whenever I see a pair (covered or otherwise :P)

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margrave    805

I didn't know that Captain Obvious was working on studies now!

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Brendeth    178

I honestly try not to but it just happens unfortunately, It's a natural thing and I'm pretty sure everyone is well aware of this fact.

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Raa    1,408

Oh man, caught out. :(

 

Now they know my secret! :laugh:

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theyarecomingforyou    9,185

Why stare at their breasts and risk getting caught when you can simply follow them and stare at their arse?  :shiftyninja:

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Tomo    576

In other studies it has been found that the earth revolves around the sun......

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+DonC    323

This isn't just related to sexual mates. Trying to find the link but there was a eye-tracking experiment done on reading magazines and they found that women focused on breasts for a *greater* percentage of the time than men.

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deinabog    21

A study was needed to confirm this?

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DocM    12,762

"The high ideal body type was a woman with an ?hourglass figure,? meaning she had large breasts and a small waist to hip ratio."

Also resolved as a result: the "Lawrence/Upton phenomenon"

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Albert    69

and they have to run a "study" for this? or maybe just looking for a good excuse to blatantly stare at women's breasts.

 

actually this study was done in parallel with the one about why men simply couldn't resist fingering the two big knobs on tuner radios.

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trag3dy    3,347

This is something any boy over the age of 11 probably could have told the people doing the study. Would have saved them a bit of time I think.

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]SK[    109

Wasn't the same test done when some guy put extra padding down his trousers?  Each time the woman would check out his package.

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chrisj1968    1,416

in regards to this study.. pfft! is it any surprise? A mans sexuality is the visual stimulation of the female body. voluptuos breasts to a man is a sign a being able to nourish a child and hips for bearing children. women were built to attract men and men to attract women. no brainer alert!!!!!

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theyarecomingforyou    9,185

Wasn't the same test done when some guy put extra padding down his trousers?  Each time the woman would check out his package.

The video was posted earlier.

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Max Norris    2,071
Well next time I get busted by the wife for looking I now have an excuse. Hey, just want to make sure I'm still around to see my kid get married when she grows up, I don't want to look at random women but I'm doing it for her.
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elenarie    830

What's next? A study that confirms that men also look at women's lines / curves?

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Turk.    268

The next one would be: "Study confirms: Women stare at Men's du/i/cks"

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neo1911    795

When I was overweight, I asked out a girl and first thing she says to me is "I am not jugemental based on your looks." But the next instant she tells me she has a bf which was a total lie. 

 

Anyway fast forward 6 months. I am 20kgs less and much leaner than before. Now suddenly after seeing me, this same girl is available and hitting on me all of a sudden like no tomorrow!

 

When they say they are not jugemental based on looks exactly means they are being jugemental at the given moment.

 

The gist is, like men, women are equally shallow when it comes to looks. This research is pointless. That's the law of nature unfortunately. 

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